Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wash Day @ 21 Weeks Post

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Today’s wash day is all about simplicity! I was not in the mood to do my hair for the day so all I wanted to do was relax. I know that I needed protein badly because my scalp was getting really sensitive. I grabbed some products and proceeded with my wash day:
[1] I detangled my hair with my fingers only.
[2] I proceeded to apply ORS Hair Mayonnaise within 4 sections.

I got this product at a discounted price from Walmart. I smelled the product and it smelled really weird to me but it was a better smell than the Organics by Africa’s Best Hair Mayonnaise that I usually buy. My first encounter with this Hair Mayonnaise wasn't good. My hair felt a bit stiff even though I did not have protein overload. This time, my hair immediately had slip and a little bit of product went a long way. I was really impressed.
[3] I DC without heat using 45 minutes using a shower cap.
[4] I ran to the shower and rinsed the conditioner out under warm water. My hair felt really good. I was a bit curious to see how my hair would take if I use a moisturizing conditioner to balance out my hair. I did this by applying Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner and put back on the same shower cap until I was finished washing.

I regret this!

My hair felt very weird after rinsing this out. My hair felt a bit stiff and I did not like that feeling.
[5] I t-shirt dried my hair for 25 minutes and my hair was still a bit soaked. Is that good or bad?
[6] I proceeded to do the LOC method on my hair using Shea Butter and BB Hair Moisturizer. I did not use any water since my hair was still wet.
[7] I decided to do another braid out. The final thing I did was applied Simplicity Hair Oil to my edges and nape and proceeded to bed.
Overall, this wash day was great. What I learned from this wash day is that I do not have to use a moisturizing conditioner after I do a protein treatment. In the morning, my hair was really soft and still moisturized. I loved it.

I’m sorry for this late post but your girl got LAZY! Trust me, I’m working on it!!

How was your recent wash day?

The Wash Day Experience

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#Co Wash Wednesdays

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My hair has been feeling a big *ugh* lately. I want to say that its being ambiguous but I’m not sure at the moment. My Sunday wash day was horrific so I was eager to do my Co-Wash Wednesday.

But, after today, I’m feeling a bit insecure about my hair…

“Simplicity is Key”

[1] Pre-poo: I pre-pooed using JBCO to my scalp and massaged it in using my fingers. My scalp is feeling a bit sensitive so that massage felt really good. I put on a shower cap and left it in for about 4 hours, due to my best friend.
[2] Under warm water, I rinsed my hair within 4 sections to really allow my hair to open up to absorb the moisture in.
[3] Co-wash: Applied my favorite conditioner, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner. I put on a shower cap and let the conditioner sit on my hair a bit as I finished my shower.
[4] Under cold water, I detangled my hair to help with rinsing the conditioner out.

Results: My hair felt so weird. It felt a bit stringy and felt as if there’s a film over it. I haven’t clarified my hair in a while so I might have to do that very soon. It also was weird to me because my hair did not feel mushy at all. I don’t know if my hair is in dying need of protein.

The reason why I said I’m insecure about my hair is because of my problem area, the front section. My edges have been struggling a lot lately and I had a receding hairline since I was a little girl. This was wayyyy before my mother relaxed my hair. I’ve never seen it look like that before and it just made me feel very ugly and caused me to have doubts again.
But, I’m not giving up!

[5] Styling: I proceeded using the L.O.C method using my favorite trio:
            L: Water
            O: Shea Butter
            C: BB Oil Moisturizer with Castor Oil and Aloe

Twists are not my thing anymore so I decided to braid my hair in big plats. I’m so happy that my braids are not taking me so long anymore. Usually, it takes me roughly 1 hour 30 minutes to do my braids but it only took me 30 minutes to do this. Once I was finished with the braids, I decided to use perm rods on the ends.

I’ve been using Simplicity Oil recently to my edges and nape area. Hopefully this will help out with my problem area. I’m not giving up.

How was your wash day experience?

The Wash Day Experience

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wash Day Sundays

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First Wash day of the year!

I’ve been doing some thinking and I really want to change around my blog. I’m planning on writing a post 3x a week and I’m thinking about doing YT videos about my hair. For the posts, I’m thinking about doing Sunday, Wednesdays and Fridays. These are the days where I wash my hair except for Friday. On Friday, it’s just going to be Random posts talking about hair updates, product reviews, etc. Okay, back to my hair!

1)     Pre-poo was inspired by Naptural85’s 25 Minute Co-Wash + Detangling Video which will be linked here. I used Coconut Oil and Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner. I used my lovely Laila Ali’s Conditioning Cap for 30 minutes. The product review post will be here. So, I put the cap setting to high and started screaming because I forgot that the heating wire was on my forehead. Instead of getting help, my best friend decided to just laugh. Lol
2)     I shampooed using Aussie’s Moist Shampoo twice. I love pre-pooing before I shampoo because my hair does not feel stripped at all. I did this part twice. My hair still felt soft and very moisturized.
   3)     I t-shirt dried my hair for a few minutes then applied Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholesterol. Since it was so early in the morning, I decided to leave this on overnight and proceed to wash it out in the morning.
   4)     In the morning, I rinsed it out with cool running water. My hair does not like this product anymore. My hair felt so weird BUT I’m not giving up just yet since I’m in need of protein. I’ve been staying away from protein for a few weeks because I used it 2x in a row. To prevent having protein overload, I just incorporated moisture in my hair constantly. I would rather get moisture overload because that is easier to fix.
  5)     I air dried after using a t-shirt to soak up most of the water. I air dried with chunky twists without any product.
6)     I’m trying to change up my hairstyles since my go-to hairstyle is a Twist-out. I remember when I was first on my hair journey and tried to do a braid out and it came out horrible. My hair was really dry and it was a frizzy mess. Soo, this time, I was hoping that it will come out better. I used the L.O.C. Method using Water, Shea Butter and Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Cream.

These are the results:

How’s your recent wash day? Have you tried out any new protective styles?
The Wash Day Experience

Saturday, January 10, 2015

My Nightly Hair Routine

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!!

I’m so sorry that I’m late bringing in this beautiful new year with you all. I just really wanted to be with my family and I kept getting sick. I’ve been constantly been MIA lately due to school but I do have some free time now and I’m trying my hardest to get back into the groove of writing blogs all the time. (Yes Groove!!). I told myself that I wasn’t going to have any new year resolutions but there’s one thing that I really want to step up on, myself. I just want to be happy, become healthier, exercise as well as my hair. For the past few months, I have been neglecting my hair because while I was home, I took care of my beautiful niece and spent time with my family. I also noticed that my hair wasn’t doing too well. I literally was on the edge of giving up on my hair. I didn’t see any progress at all and it was because I didn’t have money to get a trim. I don’t trust myself trimming my own hair because my hair is short and I know that I’m going to jack it up. Lol.

On New Year’s day, I washed my hair and went to a salon to get a trim. They stylist trimmed off an inch and I felt so much happier. I felt as if this year is a new beginning and a new start for my hair. I’ve been really stepping up my game on washing, dc, as well as moisturizing and sealing my hair constantly. Ever since I started my hair journey, I promised myself that I wasn’t going to go back to the way my hair looked before then. Trust me, it’s horrible.

I don’t want this post to be long but I’m trying my hardest to keep up on this blog. I know that there will be more post and I’m also thinking about restarting my YouTube channel so that people can follow me on my hair journey! Here are some things that I do want to incorporate more in my blog:
  • ·         Hair Babble
  • ·         Wash Days
  • ·         Product Reviews
  • ·         Hair Updates
  • ·         Length Checks

I promise that I will not fail this blog. Thank you so much in reading this blog, leaving positive comments and following my hair journey. It’s very hard but I’m managing to keep positive.